During the special Pride edition of Rooftop Cinema (running from July the 31st till August the 6th) the movie programme is curated by Kriterion. Kriterion is a unique movie theater in Amsterdam East that is run exclusively by students (and a cat). Ever since the theater was founded in the 1940s, by former members of the resistance, Kriterion has been providing the city with a cutting-edge cinema programme. For this occasion they handpicked a very eclectic selection of queer movies. So don’t hesitate: grab a ticket, lift off to the seventh floor of Volkshotel, get a bite and a cocktail, and enjoy one of the movie screenings 🌞
31.07.23 → 𝑩𝒂𝒅 𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏
Two boys, Ignacio and Enrique, experience love, fear, and abuse in a Catholic boarding school in the 1960s. Father Manolo, the headmaster, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three meet again many years later, and their past actions and new lives intertwine are interwoven into dazzling effect.
01.08.23 → 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑭𝒊𝒍𝒎 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒆
→ Bellydance Vogue (directed by Hadi Moussally)
→ The Hat (directed by Hadi Moussally)
→ Heaven Reaches Down To Earth (directed by Tebogo Malebogo)
→ Nirvana ( directed by Jess Kohl)
Do notice that this screening will only last for about 30 minutes.
02.08.23 → 𝑳𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆
Casey, a country lad running from a small-town scandal, finds himself down and out in the big smoke of Sydney. When he meets Tib, a city boy, struggling with his own scars of isolation, both men find something they have been missing but neither of them knows quite how to negotiate it.
Tickets are sold out
03.08.23 → 𝑲𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒆 + 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕
Anne (a terrific Vanessa Paradis), a cut-rate gay-porn director in 1979 Paris, is still reeling (and self-medicating) after a breakup with her lover and film editor, Loïs, when performers in her latest film start falling prey to a screeching, leather-mask-clad killer whose weapon of choice is a switchblade hidden in a dildo. As the body count climbs, Anne becomes ever more determined that the show must go on.
Tickets are sold out
04.08.23 → 𝑷𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒊́𝒂
Lalo is a sex influencer: he posts photos of his nude body and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social media. He controls his own life, but in private, when out of character, he seems to live in constant melancholy. Where does your own desire go when your life turns into a sex show? Pornomelancholia takes porn as its starting point to reflect on the relationship between sexuality and work, on living in the public eye yet feeling lonely, on the characters we build around ourselves to show ourselves to (or hide from) the world.
05.08.23 → 𝑻𝑾𝑶
Deleted: Omer and Bar are deeply in love when they decide to start a family through IVF treatments. Their journey begins full of excitement and support, but after many unsuccessful insemination attempts, their desperation grows and the women are forced to face the conflicts in their relationship.
Tickets are sold out
06.08.23 → 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒕 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒂
Each year in Cuba, five people are selected for gender-confirmation surgery, leaving many more waiting for their opportunity. Daniel Abma’s documentary Transit Havana follows three Cubans over a year of anticipation and challenges, some related to the surgery and some related to daily life. In a distinctive environment, themes of self-acceptance and fulfillment are universal.
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Doors for pre-drinks & dinner → 20:00
Start movie → +/- 22:00
Curfew → +/- 00:00 (note that the Queer Short Programme screening is shorter and the curfew is +/- 23:00)
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▽ Limited amount of presale tickets available.
▽ Tickets at the door are only available if the capacity allows it. Buying a ticket upfront is highly recommended.
▽ Movie tickets: €15,- (incl.) per person – no fixed seating.
▽ Dinner: €14.50 (incl.) in Canvas. Summer risotto with grilled chicken, courgette, lemon & Parmesan. Vegetarian option with green asparagus, courgette, lemon & Parmesan available.
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▽ Drinks and snacks available
▽ Limited capacity
▽ English subs in case of non-English spoken movies
▽ Put on some layers, as it might get cold later at night
▽ We will move the movie screening inside in case of bad weather or wind, we will keep visitors informed via email.
▽ No fixed seating, pick whatever seat you like (reserving specific seats is not possible)
▽ Artwork by Robert Jan Lechner